Formed around a shared identity, passion, or purpose, Affinity Groups are one of the opportunities for small group connection at UUCE. They provide a space to make new friends, deepen connections, learn & grow, and uphold our values. Our current groups are listed alphabetically below. Each year, groups complete a charter in the fall, and submit an annual report in the spring. To start a new group, click the blue button below.

Want to start a group?

All Comers Craft Circle

As of January 2022, we are meeting at UUCE in person once again, from 6pm to 8pm in the Social Hall on 2nd Tuesdays. 

No need to pre-register or commit to coming regularly – just show up with your craft! 

Friends and Family from outside the church are welcome and encouraged to come as well.  

Contact: crafters@uueugene.org

Newcomers Welcome. Since 2006 we’ve met every Tuesday morning to look at and learn about birds, followed by breakfast and conversation at a local eatery.

*During the pandemic, we are in contact with one another via the Birders CommUUnity Email Group, email tech@uueugene.org with your request to get connected*

Click the image to the right to learn more. 

Contact: forthebirds@uueugene.org.

A weekly check-in on Tuesdays at Noon over Zoom. Connect with your community, over coffee, tea, or the beverage of your choice! 

It’s a chance to “see” one another and talk with one another. No agenda, just connection. 

Join us each week on Zoom, by clicking the image to the right or using the following Zoom Meeting ID: 779 640 063, and the church passcode.

Three men’s groups meet at UUCE.  Our men’s groups are open to all who identify as men, inclusive of trans and gender non-conforming men. You are welcome to be part of open discussions on topics that change each week. 

We have groups that meet on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday Evenings

Click the image to learn more or contact the coordinators at: men@uueugene.org.

We are members and friends of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Eugene who meet monthly to encourage each other in writing poetry. We do so through supportive suggestions, discussion, and sharing ideas and resources. Additional poetry groups can be formed at any time. 

View more details here.

Sew for a Cause is a group of people who love to sew and have joined to create useful fabric items for those in need. Our donations go to Bags of Love. We currently work at home and keep in touch via a monthly zoom meeting.

Interested newcomers are welcome. We also welcome donations of kid-friendly cotton percales/flannels and fleece. For information on making a donation or to receive an invite to our next meeting, contact sewing@uueugene.org.

Sister Circles are ongoing, self-run groups open to all church members and friends who self-identify as women.

Groups can form around ritual, friendship, study or discussion preferences, walking, volunteer activities, etc.

Click the image to the left, or the blue text for more details.

Group Charters

If you’d like to start a new group, gather together and fill out the UUCE Group Charter & Budget Request Form. Use this form even if you don’t need funding.  Need help? Contact the Ministry Council, ministrycouncil@uueugene.org 

The purpose of the Group Charter is to encourage group identity and autonomy while promoting right relations across all groups and individuals within our beloved community, celebrating our larger congregational covenant while supporting activities and allocating resources when approved by the Board of Trustees.